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Ysgol Gynradd St John Lloyd RC Primary School

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Year 5

Information on our class structure and curriculum in KS2 at SJL

In line with our prospectus, classes in KS2 are mixed ability with some year groups being split year groups. In the case where TEACHING classes are based on ability the pupils parent/ guardian will be notified individually and the reasons explained for the grouping.

In Maths pupils are set as this allows the teaching to maximise the development of pupils skills and understanding. Homework is provided through MY MATHS. Please see the attached link for explanation of  how to maximise homework in addition to set weekly HW by class 

In literacy classes pupils are mixed ability with spelling groups based on pupils spelling ages and their consistent understanding of spelling rules. The school uses Nelson Spelling. The book colour reflects the expected spelling patterns for that year group;
RED =Y1-2, YELLOW = Y2-3, PURPLE= Y3-4, BLUE= Y4, GREEN = Y5, ORANGE =Y6 
Remember SJL has an open door policy and communication between the school and parents is vital to us developing your child's education. If you would like to discuss any issues with the class teacher or pop in for a chat please book a time slot with Mrs Chambers. 


WELCOME TO YEAR 5

Croeso i flwyddyn 5/6! We really hope you are all looking forward to this year as much as we are. We have so many exciting opportunities and activities planned, which we hope will add to the wonderful memories you’ve built so far at St John Lloyd! We will be learning about World War 2, the 7 Wonders of the World as well as developing our understanding of the human body. We will be exploring the 'Right of a Child' and learning how virtues can help us grow into a better person.

 

 

TECHNOTASTIC

Our first topic this year is called "Technotastic". We will be exploring how technology influences our lives and research those who have had the greatest impact on the changing ways in which technology continues to evolve.This project has a ICT focus and teaches children ICT skills using a range of technological and multimedia resources. At the heart of this project children write narrative stories set in fantasy settings and develop additional skills in writing sequences and instructions to control devices. In the Innovate Stage children apply their skills and understanding by bringing a story to life using technology.

In this project the children will learn:

How to use a range of control devices;

How to use ICT for a range of purposes in and out of school;

How to use ICT to create art and sound;

About the rate and effect of technological change;

How to create and populate data spreadsheets and analyse the data collected to draw conclusions;

How to create and sequence their own technological stories;

How to write narrative stories in fantasy worlds.

 

Homework Task
Can you design and create a model of a Technotastic robot?

 

ENGLISH and MATHS
We are lucky enough this term to be reading and studying the work of Anthony Horowitz as we enjoy the novel "Stormbreaker." Our Maths skills will be posted onto our webpage so that you can share with your "grown ups" what we are focusing on.

ICT and WELSH
Our ICT and Welsh skills will be a priority this year in order to prepare everybody for Year 6. We will be using the expertise of Mr. Hennessy and Mrs. Davies to help us do this.

 

HOMEWORK
Every week there will be homework tasks set to challenge and reinforce the learning that happens in class.


Monday - Reading Comprehension and Bug Club skills
Wednesday - Spellings and "My Maths"
Thursday - Big Talk
Friday - Research task.

PE

Mr Hennessy - PE will take place every Thursday.

Miss Chapman - PE will take place every Wednesday.

 

We wish you all every success for Year 5/6 and are really looking forward to working with you all!

Let’s have a great year!

Mr Hennessy and Miss Chapman.

 

PARENTS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA TEXT TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE CLASS TEACHER IF THERE ARE ANY CONCERNS OVER PROGRESS OR BEHAVIOUR
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